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The launch of a new games console is always big news, but Nintendo's next won't be that enticing for TV fans. That's because it won't support TV streaming services like Netflix at launch, Nintendo has confirmed.

The firm told Kotaku that the console was aimed primarily at gamers. However, it didn't rule out bringing streaming services onboard at a later date.

"All of our efforts have gone toward making the Nintendo Switch system an amazing dedicated videogame platform, so it will not support any video streaming services at launch," Nintendo said in an email. "However, support for video streaming services is being considered for a future update."

Netflix announced recently that it now has 93 million customers worldwide. It's expected to hit 100 million in March.

The service is standard on almost all smart TVs and streaming boxes, and games consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One. So it will be conspicuous by its absence from the Switch.

Source: Kotaku

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